What is it?
The injection of corticosteroid into the epidural space of your back. The epidural space is the area between the bone of vertebrae and the spinal cord.
How long will I be in hospital?
Nearly all patients enter the hospital as an out patient for injections, you go in for the injection and leave once its done.
How long does it last
Relief from symptoms can last anywhere from a few weeks to a year. Often relief from symptoms in instant but it may take up to a week to take effect.
Risks and Side Effects
Steroid flushing meaning your face and chest may look flushed and you may have slightly elevated temperature for a couple of days. Temporary Water retention Sleeping Difficulties Anxiety Increased pain for a short period Changes in menstrual cycle Bleeding (rare) Allergic reaction (rare) Infection (rare)